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New-look DHT Hub now open

A £6.9 million refurbishment of the David Hume Tower lower ground floor area, known as the Hub, has created contemporary teaching and social space around a sunken garden courtyard

Students in the DHT Hub

The 18-month project, developed for the University by Mansell, has given the Hub an accessible glass entrance pavilion from George Square, a new cafe and a EUSA shop.

Further social space is provided by a dining room, lounge and snug while the new studio and study gallery provide high-quality teaching space.

The teaching studio and five teaching rooms will be available for use as of 15 September, but can be booked in advance via MyEd's Room Booking tab.

The Hub is linked to both the David Hume Tower lecture theatres and to the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures at 50 George Square.

New cafe

The DHT cafe is open to all staff, students and visitors, offering grab-and-go hot and cold food.

During August, the cafe will be managed by Assembly Theatres to support festival attractions in the George Square area.

Normal operations will resume on 1 September, with the cafe opening weekdays at 8.30am and closing at 10pm Monday to Thursday and at 6pm on Friday.

Following an exciting redevelopment, the lower ground floor of David Hume Tower has opened to create a dedicated hub for staff and students. The attractive range of zones and seating areas is part of the University's commitment to enhance the student experience and develop interactive learning and study environments.

Ian MacaulayAssistant Director (Catering), Accommodation Services